Vent Pecking in Poultry and How to Control them

Causes of Vent Pecking, Prolapsed Vent and Cannibalism among Poultry Birds

It is not normal and this happens due to the following factors; 1) Stress 2) Inadequate spacing. 3) Mineral deficiency mostly protein deficiency 4) Too much or too little light (inadequate ventilation) 5) Idleness Therefore, birds react by pecking on each other so when blood comes out, all birds attack one bird and can be pecked to death. The solution to this problem includes the following processes: 1) Improving on spacing 2) Isolate those that have been pecked and Spray the wounds with Alamycin spray. 3) You can improve on…

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Poultry Farm Bio-security and Vaccination

Most farmers wonder: is it better to vaccinate birds against diseases or maintain strict bio-security measures and leave it that way. At least, this way one would save on expenses by choosing one and maximize profit instead of spending so much on both. In fact, a funny farmer once said: “why should the birds be vaccinated, if they can still succumb to the same disease?” So, it is very important to look at this with a critical eye for better understanding on how these topics affect our poultry farming experience.…

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Teat Management and How to Clean Teats

Do you know that Quality milk production begins with feeding your dairy animals’ good fodder to using clean milking equipment? However, while many farmers adhere to the two factors for maximum profit, they forget about offering proper care to the cow’s teats. Teat management remains a key factor in maintaining the well-being of any dairy animal as it ensures the teats are disease-free. As such, teats must be kept clean and healthy to reduce risks of infection and milk contamination. Well managed teats are free of mud, dung and damaged…

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Vaccination and Medication Schedule for Broilers

NOTE: When you want to do vaccination, you administer it with 1/4 of the total volume of drinking water of the birds per day. For example, if the birds drink 40 liters per day, use 10 liters for vaccination. Day 1- 5:                    Multivitamin + Antibiotics (20% Enrofloxacin e.g. Conflox) Day 5:                        1st Gumboro Vaccine Day 7:                        1st Lasota Vaccine Day 9 – 13:                Anticoccidiosis drug e.g. Dicoxin Plus Day 15: 2nd              Gumboro Vaccine Day 17: 2nd              Lasota Vaccine Day 29: 3rd               Gumboro Vaccine…

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